Surrey ER failed to detect man's broken hip, dislocated shoulders
- March 18, 2008 10:30 AM
- By Enza Uda
Man left permanently disabled; wants answers after trip to Surrey Memorial Hospital
A man from Surrey, B.C., is demanding that a hospital be held accountable after he was taken to emergency unconscious but uninjured and came out with broken, dislocated shoulders and a broken hip.
Garry Melien, 65, is now permanently disabled and wants to know why emergency-room doctors at Surrey Memorial Hospital failed to detect and treat his injuries right away.
"Even when I walk now, for heaven's sakes, I have a limp in my right leg. It's never going to be right again. My shoulders are never going to be right again," Melien told CBC News. "I can't lift my arms. I haven't been able to drive. I can't even play ball with my little dog."